The Sip

Sunset’s Favorite New Bars of 2014

As 2014 rolls to a close, the staff at Sunset has been looking back on the year that’s passed and celebrating our favorite openings across the West. We tallied the new restaurants we enjoyed most and, now, we’re looking at 2014’s greatest bars, the pubs, cocktail lounges, and breweries most deserving of repeat sipping trips.

What Bottle to Bring to Thanksgiving Potluck?

It’s no shocker that for my family’s Thanksgiving dinners, I’m expected to bring the wine. But my siblings don’t make it easy! One year, the turkey might be roasted with rosemary; the next, rubbed with ground chiles and smoked.

7 Facts You Need to Know About Rosé

Sure, the wine cognoscenti are swooning en masse over rosé these days, but arm yourself with a few facts, and you’ll be drinking better than most of them.

Los Alamos, CA: Editor’s wine picks

A recent travel article on Los Alamos, CA—a wine-country town fifty miles north of Santa Barbara—left us wishing we could sample some of the region’s great wines from afar. Our wine editor, Sara Schneider, held a taste test at the office, and we selected our favorites—four bottles you can buy across the West. If you can’t get to Los Alamos, sipping these is the next best thing. Here are four bottles we love from that region: